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Thank you for visiting the Greater Hartford
Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (AGO)

The American Guild of Organists was founded in 1896 as an educational and service organization and is headquartered in New York City. Under the leadership of the National Council, a network of volunteer officials at the regional, district and local levels directs the activities of
the guild. The guild is divided into nine geographical regions; the
Greater Hartford Chapter belongs
to Region I (New England) and is one of the largest and most active chapters in the region.

LETTER FROM THE DEAN:

Dear Members, 

After 2 years without an in-person annual meeting, it was thrilling to see about 45 people at The Pond House last month! How joyous to not only reconnect with other organists we haven't seen in a while, but also to meet new members of our chapter! It's so hopeful to see new people be welcomed into our gatherings and for new energy to be shared. 

 

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Michelle Horsley, Dean

For the past week, many of us in the Greater Hartford AGO have been working to make the POE (Pipe Organ Encounter) happen. This week-long, intensive organ camp for teenagers aged 13-18 is a massive undertaking for an AGO chapter and also one of the most important events we can host for the continuation of our community. There were only 3 POE's nationwide this summer - Hartford (CT), Long Beach (CA), and Winston-Salem/Greensboro (NC). It was an honor to serve as faculty and as chaperone, alongside a fabulously devoted contingent of Hartford AGO members who gave their time and talents to make this possible. More on the Hartford POE 2022 below... As a reminder, we are kicking off the program season in September with many exciting events! Mark your calendars...

Saturday, Sept 10 - 11:30am-1:00pm - Lunch Social at Parkville Market

a casual, start-of-the-season get-together. Catch up with colleagues and sample food from the 19 vendors at Hartford's Parkville Market. 1400 Park St. Hartford

 

Saturday, Oct 22 - Albert Schweitzer Festival 

    10am-1pm - Young Professionals Competition (Trinity College Chapel - 300 Summit St. Hartford)

    4pm - Organ Extravaganza! Concert at The Bushnell

               featuring GRAMMY Award-winning organist Paul Jacobs, 2019 ASFOH First Prize winner Alex Pattavina, and the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Carolyn Kuan. Tickets on sale at www.bushnell.org

 

Friday, Oct 28 - PipeScreams!

Halloween-themed organ recital. Details to be released soon. 

 

Friday, Nov 4 - 7pm - Johann Vexo in Concert (St. Joseph Cathedral - 140 Farmington Ave, Hartford)

The first organ recital of our second Jolidon Concert Series season.

Soli Deo Gloria!

 

Michelle Horsley, Dean

June 26th - July 1st

Host: Trinity College 

POE (Pipe Organ Encounter)

An intensive educational outreach program for teenagers aged 13-18. Faculty include: Susan Carroll, Katelyn Emerson, Nathaniel Gumbs, Michelle Horsley, Christopher Houlihan, Vaughn Mauren, Ezequiel Menendez, and Natasha Ulyanovsky. The POE will be hosted at Trinity College in Hartford and will feature instruments in Hartford and at Yale University.

Saturday, September 10th

11:30am-1:00pm

AGO Lunch Social 

a casual, start-of-the-season get-together. Catch up with colleagues and sample food from the 19 vendors at Hartford's Parkville Market.

1400 Park St. Hartford

Saturday,  October 22nd

 Albert Schweitzer Festival 

    10:00-1:00pm  Young Professionals Competition at Trinity College Chapel 300 Summit St. Hartford

    4:00pm Organ Extravaganza! 

featuring GRAMMY Award-winning organist Paul Jacobs, 2019 ASFOH First Prize winner Alex Pattavina, and the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Carolyn Kuan. 

Tickets on sale at www.bushnell.org

Friday, October 28th

PipeScreams!

Halloween-themed organ recital. Details to be released soon.

Friday, November 4th 

7:00pm

Johann Vexo in Concert

The first organ recital of our second Jolidon Concert Series season.

St. Joseph Cathedral

140 Farmington Ave, Hartford

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OUR CHAPTER:

Dean: Michelle Horsley

michellejhorsley@gmail.com

Sub Dean: Christopher Houlihan

Secretary:  Robert Gilbert

Treasurer: Jonathan Reuning-Scherer

Susan Carroll

William Hively

 

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